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Jackson Kayak Ownership Group

I’m a  passionate kayaker to the point that I started my own company with EJ and David in 2004.  I am a full time rancher living in Arizona but I travel every year to run multiday river trips. I run the Grand Canyon every other year with a gang of family and friends, and paddle in Idaho in between. River runners and cow folk are my type of people. They are enthusiasts and exciting. They live their lives to the fullest and are always smiling.  Get on a river. See ya there!

Tony Lunt

Founder/Owner

I love designing boats and have designed for Jackson Kayak since 2004 when Tony Lunt launched the company.  Computer aided design is my specialty.  Being part of boat design collaborations having capable, motivated design teams with a vision at Jackson Kayak is a dream come true.  Getting out on the water having fun and seeing so many people having fun and performing well in these new boats over the years keeps me happy and motivated. Paddle on!

David Knight

Founder/Owner

As Brand Manager of Jackson Kayak Whitewater my roots are embedded into paddlesports. Growing up (literally) in a van down by the river immersed me into a unique tribe that I am blessed to call friends and family; the community created around Paddlesports. Following kayaking introduced me to my Husband, brought forth our children, created our lifestyle and taught me how much I love travel and competition. I am proud to say that while finding balance between family, travel and being successful in competition is close to impossible,  I have found my center and nothing but pure passion for what I do:   Paddling, Producing Kayaks, and Raising my kids, down by the river….

Emily Jackson

Owner / Whitewater Brand Manager

I have been that 10 year old so excited that there is a boat that fits me, which allowed me to learn and progress so much faster that I would have dreamed. I have grown up with all different shapes and sizes of Jackson Kayaks, and a multitude of different progressive designs that have allowed me to get to where I am today. So now as a continuing athlete with Jackson Kayak as well as part of the design team, my goal is to do my part in helping create those next progressive designs, that will help the next generation have the best tools possible, so they too can reach levels they hadn’t dreamed of.

Dane Jackson

Owner

Jackson Kayak Management

Over the years, I had the opportunity to help many companies reach their full potential. I have to say that Jackson Kayak has not only shown that it has no limit to its potential but it stands as one of the most exciting companies I have had the pleasure of working for.  I am extremely proud of the past few years of work and the leadership that has always been present at JK. We will continue to develop exciting new products and create value for our customers.

Peter Hausin

CEO / Director of Sales

As CFO with over 30 years of experience in a variety of companies, I’m extremely proud of the work we do at Jackson Kayak.  I thrive at working with leading companies in their respective sectors and the challenge of keeping the house in order, especially as a Made in USA company and with the values that Jackson holds dear.

Bill Cave

CFO

I love growing companies and being part of a family business, where my personal experiences of being raised in a 3 generation family business where we  celebrated business accomplishments and family milestones as one, this enhances my ability to understand how a family business operates and how the relationships between the employees build the culture.

Donna Aubuchon

Supply Chain Director

Its with a smile on my face and pride that I get to walk into our factory in Sparta, Tennessee each day and work with our factory staff.  It is my goal to keep Jackson Kayak at the level of excellence that our customers have grown to expect.  Our staff here is second to none and I am very proud of the work we do each and every day!

Randy Walker

Production Manager

As Controller for Jackson Kayak, I am responsible for the accurate recording and reporting of everything financial.  With the assistance of many great team members our accounting department can only be described as the BEST!  I have 28 years of experience in accounting, and I absolutely love my job!  The JK culture of family, fun, and friends best describes the foundation of the company.

Diane Wright

Controller

I have worked for Jackson Kayak since 2009, initially part time, becoming full time in 2019.  The main attraction to me is the passion and energy that all Jackson employees devote to producing and supporting a premium product that will satisfy paddlers of all ages for years to come.  We enjoy a relaxed work atmosphere that belies the serious commitment the Jackson Kayak staff has for ‘doing it right’.

Martin Wright

Operations / Supply Chain

My role at Jackson Kayak is to bridge the gap between the creative conceptual work and the finished product.  Each day I work with an awesome team who takes the visions and turns them into incredible products.  I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished and what we have in the pipeline for the future in kayak design.

Brad Sisco

R&D Manager

I have been with JK since the beginning as a team paddler and worn many hats along the way.  I started running all the educational programing at JK and worked as the program manager at World Kayak as well.  My roll continues to evolve and I do my best to adapt to what JK is asking of me at all times.  I look forward to continuing to work with our family of dealers and our great staff to build the best kayaks in the industry.

Colin Kemp

Director of Sales

Over the past decade, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles within the company, in each one, always learning something new.  A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to step into the role of Human Resources Manager and be a part of a team where everyone is ultimately “paddling together” for the same goal: to make Jackson Kayak a better place to work.

Jeff Leach

HR Manager

With over 150 team members and an awesome staff I spend most of my days herding cats and making sure that Jackson Kayak is always front and center in the market place.  I am very focused on showing where our values stand as a brand and work hard every day with this incredible marketing team to ensure that we are always the Jackson Kayak that we can be proud of.

James McBeath

Director of Marketing

My work at Jackson took an exciting turn when I was asked to become brand manager for our fishing products.  I get to combine my connections throughout the industry, with my experience and work with an incredible team to accomplish top of the line fishing kayaks and boats.  You really cannot get a better gig than this one!

Jameson Redding

Fishing Brand Manager